Peter Mulholland

Teacher / Director

“I first came to yoga in 1983 to complement and help with my martial arts and surfing activities. Having studied philosophy at Deakin University, the study of yoga felt like a natural path to follow.”

“It was the powerful effect the asanas (postures) had upon me therapeutically, relieving my injuries that drew me to yoga.”

“In 1985 I studied yoga in India and gained teaching qualifications at the Vivekanendra Yoga Kendra in Bangalore, India.”

It was at that time that Peter met and began classes with Shandor Remete, a Senior Iyengar teacher who is respected worldwide. In 1991, Peter completed a 3-year yoga teacher’s apprenticeship with Shandor, working very closely with him, Peter was shown how to use yoga therapeutically for a diverse range of injuries. He continues to have a Student / Teacher relationship with Shandor, as well as enjoying a great mateship.

Peter moved to the Central Coast in 1991 and established The Central Coast School of Yoga in the same year.

Cathryn Leacey


“I began my yoga experience in 1996, to help with a neck and shoulder injury. What started out as a journey in physical healing soon turned into a life changing event.

I started my apprenticeship with Peter Mulholland not long after and 3 years later emerged as a teacher who found that her love of nature, silence and an uncomplicated lifestyle was enhanced and supported by the yoga.”

In her classes and private teachings, she upholds all these values and is constantly sought out time and time again by regular students.

Credentials include:

  • 3 year apprenticeship including Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • completion of various anatomy & physiology courses relating to Hatha yoga
  • attendances at many lectures and workshops held by international yoga teachers, spiritual philosophers and psychologists

Cathryn’s journey is a never ending one and to take a class with her is to step out of chaos, urban life, noise and mess and to step into the gentle ebb and flow of our natural selves.

Cathryn Leacey

Tracey Wheatland


Tracey Wheatland photo
Tracey came to yoga as a curious carefree teenager and since then she has researched and experienced a variety of teachers and styles, workshops, anatomy courses, related systems and sabbaticals.
After a few years of being a student at Central Coast School of Yoga, she underwent the 3 year full time teacher training course with Peter Mulholland.
“I have found that the regular practice of yoga has a very grounding effect providing a continual but gentle reminder of the shifting nature of life and yet still helping to maintain an honest appraisal of the present.
It gives more quality of life to the physical body: maintaining and promoting mobility, stamina and strength.
These physical benefits had always been obvious especially through pregnancy, childbirth and post-natally, and as I’ve matured, I am further enriched by the effect yoga has on the mind. Yoga has a way of sorting you out, bringing you into the present moment, generating a deeper sense of clarity and awareness.”
“Yoga continues to be a mainstay in my life as I journey through. A holistic maintenance program with many hidden jewels.”

Tracey is committed to helping her students achieve a sense of strength and peace within themselves and specialises in adapting yoga to meet individual requirements.

Viviane Spadoni


Having completely neglected my health for a long time I decided to try yoga. In 1997 I started at the Central Coast School Of Yoga.

I knew that it could help me get back in touch with my body but had no idea it would also help in so many other ways. Focusing on being in the present moment is the greatest gift of all.

Peter, Cathryn and Tracey are incredibly knowledgeable, inspiring, insightful and very generous teachers. It could not have been a better decision.

Viv completed her 3 year apprenticeship with Peter in 2018.

“I feel so fortunate that I have this opportunity to share all this knowledge and experience with the students at the school.”

Viv Spadoni photo

Sylvia Robinson


Sylvia Robinson photo

In 1994 I first came to Peter’s yoga school. I have tried several other yoga styles over the past 25 years, attended various workshops and courses, but find the best growth for me as a yoga student stems from the practice I have developed from listening and learning yoga with Peter and his carefully crafted and detailed teaching.

Sylvia completed her 3 year apprenticeship with Peter in 2018 and aims to keep learning and benefiting from continued effort to be a student of yoga with a firm commitment to go deeper into calmness and meditation.

“My everyday yoga routine has, over the years, assisted in my pregnancies, birthing and nurturing my children, protected me from ill health (mental and physical) and has allowed me to have a busy family life and demanding career.”

Our teachers July 13, 2017